Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bargain Ebook: The Child Thief by Brom

I don't do much Peter Pan coverage here, but this bargain book caught my eye and I thought I would share. The Child Thief by Brom is temporarily marked down to $1.99 in ebook format by publisher Harper Collins. I don't know if the discount is a day, a few days or a week, but here it is!

Overall, it is very well reviewed and this review--"blends elements of the Peter Pan story with characters from Celtic and Norse mythologies"--convinced me to share the book here.

Book description:

Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief—and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life, but his promised land is not Neverland.

Fourteen-year-old Nick would have been murdered by the drug dealers preying on his family had Peter not saved him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive and you never grow old. Even though he is wary of Peter's crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, New York City is no longer safe for him, and what more could he possibly lose?

There is always more to lose.

Accompanying Peter to a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself unwittingly recruited for a war that has raged for centuries—one where he must learn to fight or die among the "Devils," Peter's savage tribe of lost and stolen children.

There, Peter's dark past is revealed: left to wolves as an infant, despised and hunted, Peter moves restlessly between the worlds of faerie and man. The Child Thief is a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature driven to do whatever he must to stop the "Flesh-eaters" and save the last, wild magic in this dying land.

1 comment:

  1. Books like this perplex me. There's almost nothing of Barrie's Peter Pan here. It's more like they used the bare bones of Barrie's set up and the famous name than like they told even an "alternate" version of Peter Pan.

    Then again, I'll likely read it for curiosity's sake, if nothing else.